1 in 4 Australians has literacy skills low enough to make them vulnerable to unemployment and social exclusion. For Indigenous Australians, the issue of low literacy is much more prevalent.
The World Literacy Foundation run the Indigenous Literacy Project, in partnership with five local Indigenous communities (Elliot, Wadeye, Marrara, Pine Creek, and Lajamanu) in the Northern Territory, we are developing local traditional language e-books and games to help children learn English and literacy skills in conjunction with their mother-tongue.
Another important project in Australia is “Reading Out of Poverty” (ROOP), where we distribute children’s books, literacy resources and tutoring to enhance literacy skills and reading levels of children from low income backgrounds. Learn more www.roop.org.au